Terresa Ford is a graduate intern through the Office of Contextual Education at the Candler School of Theology at Emory University. She is a second-year Master of Divinity candidate, concentrating in Catholic Studies and Chaplaincy. Terresa recently completed a year-long chaplaincy internship at Lee Arrendale State Prison and a unit of Clinical Pastoral Education at…

Creator of Bee at Peace

Lauren Morton is the creator of Bee at Peace. At the age of 4, Lauren announced to her mother in Kroger, “I am going to be a ‘Kroger check-out girl’ because they get to scan groceries.” She said, “Lauren, you can be anything you want to be. Just be the best at it.” FREEDOM. As…

Ashley Buffington is a Certified Spiritual Director (Zeitgeist Atlanta) and a licensed therapist, specializing in anxiety, trauma, and addiction. In 2009, she received her Master of Science in community counseling from Mercer University in Atlanta, Ga. One day in class in 2008, Ashley had an encounter with God that changed the trajectory of her faith,…

Michele Berrell is a theology teacher at St. Pius X Catholic High School in Atlanta, Ga. and has been at there since 2002. She teaches the Hebrew Scriptures and the New Testament. Michle received a B.S. in Education from Georgia State University, and a Masters of Theological Studies and Certificate in Spiritual Direction from Spring…

Mary Maio is a practicing Roman Catholic, having converted from Protestantism. She enjoys the ministries of RCIA, Tribunal Advocate for the Archdiocese of Atlanta, and St. Vincent de Paul secondary caseworker. Mary looks forward to her new opportunity to collaborate with the Ignatian Spirituality Project, which offers overnight retreats to women recovering from addiction. She…

Lisa Persons graduated from Candler School of Theology with a Master of Divinity in 1996 and then worked as a hospice chaplain and with the mentally ill in downtown Atlanta. An associate of Green Bough House of Prayer since 1996, she delights in companioning others as they seek to deepen their experience of the Holy…

Pam Muller is trained in spiritual direction through the Haden Institute and is a dream expert. She has studied and practiced dream work for the past fifteen years. When held within the safe container of spiritual direction, dream interpretation becomes an outlet for God to move you to new levels of understanding. In her private…

Maureen and her husband, Bob, have 6 adult children and 12 beautiful grandchildren. As a stay-at-home mom raising her young children, Maureen embraced the spirituality of “the little way,” recognizing the holy in the “ordinary”. In 1998 she returned to school, receiving a Masters in Theological Studies from Spring Hill College in 2001 and a…

Kathy Hoffman began her vocation as a high school teacher, and after taking a 20-year break from classroom teaching to raise three sons, she sensed a call to return to the profession she loves. In the time away, her passion for teaching and her love of the scriptures found expression in ministry as a lector…

Jennifer Batka is finishing a two-year spiritual director training program in May 2020 and upon completion she will receive her spiritual direction certificate. She felt God’s leading to enter the spiritual direction ministry a few years ago and since then Jennifer has been  on a journey of walking more closely with Jesus, growing in her self-awareness, and…